Experience the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
This project is an online interactive featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience. [more inside]
posted by growabrain
on Apr 13, 2014 -
"This week, we discovered an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov ('natural resource' is right) and, inspired, began hunting for more famous peoples' business cards
, whether boilerplate or highly designed, staid or comical."
posted by gilrain
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Months after the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon
, a question arises: when did he think of the infamous quote "One small step for [a]
man, one giant leap for mankind"? His brother Dean says, in a BBC documentary
, it was not made up by Neil after landing on the moon, as the astronaut has said for 40+ years. Instead, Neil asked Dean for his opinion on the quote several months before Apollo 11 even launched.
Newspapers headlines asked "Did Armstrong lie", prompting protest, clarifications and remembrances from space historian Andrew Chaikin
and longtime friend Dudley Schuler
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jan 7, 2013 -
Thanks to Yahoo's video search
, I've spent the morning thrilling to movies from Nasa's earlier space programs.
Ed White does the first american spacewalk
, the crew of apollo 8 sends out a christmas message
(wonder how that would play these days), Neil Armstrong goes for a walk
, Buzz Aldrin gives a science lesson
, John Young goes muddin'
, Apollo 17 lifts off from the moon
. Galileo gets his due
via Apollo 15, as does Kubrick
, via Skylab
all this makes the Challenger explosion
just incredibly sad.
Though I still don't know why searching for apollo 8 turned up gay porn
and I don't wanna know.
What is really interesting though, is watching this Apollo 17 astronaut work on the moon
. His body is moving in all sorts of subtle ways that highlight how odd it must be to work in lower gravity
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jan 9, 2005 -
Neil Armstrong. The awful truth. In 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the immortal phrase, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Or did he? Previously suppressed footage discovered by blogjam shows that Armstrong's reaction was a great deal more uninhibited than history suggests, and that a hasty editing job was needed to prepare the astronaut's moment of glory for broadcast.
So here, for the first time, is the unedited NASA film from the triumphant Apollo 11 mission.
posted by srboisvert
on Oct 30, 2003 -